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Congregations learn well when they slow things down.

Creating a sense of urgency makes sense when striving to get ahead in a capitalistic economy, but it isn’t always helpful for congregational...

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Latino Protestants are experiencing remarkable growth, according to Pew Research Center. Pew reports that by 2030, half of all Latinos in America will be Protestant. While some gather in Latino...

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The purpose of youth ministry is to foster the personal development of faith, theology and relationships for young people ages 6th-12th grades. This usually happens through a variety of lessons,...

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Congregational ministry requires volunteers. If you are looking for a resource to help you promote volunteerism, then this article is for you. Four benefits of volunteering are explored in this...

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Every congregation needs a committed volunteer base to achieve its mission. Yet recruiting and retaining volunteers can be a challenge for anyone in ministry, from the nursery to the pulpit. Author...

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Energize, Inc. is a place to learn and exchange knowledge about volunteers and volunteerism. Energize founder and President Susan Ellis has nearly forty years of professional experience, has...

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Group Publishing continues to be a perennial favorite for Christian churches seeking contemporary, easy-to-use, well-constructed, and biblically based resources on volunteers and volunteer...

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This brief article by Bob D’Ambrosio, a Group Church Leadership Team member, discusses five motivations people have for volunteering. D’Ambrosio wants to help leaders guide volunteers to an...

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Father and son team, Thomas and Jonathan McKee, are published authors and often speak and teach about “recruiting, training, managing and even occasionally even firing . . . today’s volunteers.”...

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Ministry in the local church is a difficult thing to pull off without adequate volunteers. Ask any pastor or congregational leader and they will tell you the same. Chris Mavity, author of Your...

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Youth ministry experts Mark DeVries and Nate Stratman are so confident that their process will secure youth volunteers that they offer a money-back guarantee and an additional $20 product financial...

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Sunny Fader’s volunteer and non-for-profit experiences influence her view of volunteers: volunteers are assets, and as such, they deserve respect and care. Fader further claims that the recruitment...

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“It’s the laying of hands in baptism, not the laying of hands in ordination, that authorizes a life of ministry.” This book by an expert in congregational leadership addresses lay professionals and...

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